HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (July 27, 2011) -- With less than six weeks to commencement, preparation for the upcoming Quiksilver Pro New York , September 1-15, is hitting fever pitch. The Quiksilver Pro New York is the richest surfing competition to be staged anywhere in the world in the sport's 36-year professional history, and will feature the world’s Top 34-ranked athletes plus two wildcards.
It has been more than 20 years since an elite level professional surfing event was staged on the United States East Coast and, up until now, New York has never hosted a World Championship Tour surfing competition. The Quiksilver Pro New York is the 6th of 11 stops on the 2011 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour and will play an important hand in deciding this year's World Champion.
In addition to world class surfing, the Quiksilver Pro New York will also feature a festival area by the beach that will feature action sports (Skate, Motocross, BMX), concerts, fashion, and food & beverage. The festival will be open from Saturday, September 3 to Sunday, September 11. All festival events will be free to the general public.
The Quiksilver Pro New York surf competition will take approximately four days to run to completion and will be held on the best days of surf available. The main event period will run from September 4 through 15, and will be preceded by the Quiksilver Pro New York ASP World Tour Trials, presented by UnSound Surf, supported by Vitamin Water, September 1-3.
For the surf competition, beach passes are required daily during the summer months on Long Beach, ending September 5th. Daily passes are $12 and required by those 13 years of age and older. These can be purchased on the boardwalk at National Boulevard and at other boardwalk locations. For those traveling by train, Long Island Railroad is offering discounted passes for $8 that will include beach access. Find more information in our QPNY Guide Blog and at the City of Long Beach.